The money is to be spent on improving laboratories and vaccine transportation processes.
Kazakhstan expects to receive US$ 2.4 million in assistance on October 18. These funds would be provided through the United States Agency for International Development. This assistance is intended for the implementation of anti-pandemic measures, the Agency reported on the website of the US Consulate in Kazakhstan.
According to the Consulate, “This assistance will support evidence-based decision making for vaccine deployment; advance local capacity to respond to vaccine misinformation; strengthen laboratory systems to conduct COVID-19 gene sequencing; and strengthen Kazakhstan’s vaccine readiness and delivery.”
The message says, “This additional assistance builds on more than $6.8 million in COVID-19 assistance to Kazakhstan since the pandemic started.”
The Consulate reports that “To date, USAID trained over 5,000 health workers on COVID-19 related topics including infection prevention and control, and biosafety principles, and reached over 8.2 million people by mobilizing community groups to raise public awareness and combat misinformation.”
The message emphasises that “This year, the U.S. Mission is celebrating 30 years of partnership with Kazakhstan.”